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Bell's Sparkling Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Sparkling Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

518 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 518
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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jampics2

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased at Rozis.

Pours a crystal clear gold with no head. Looks really still.

Smell is syrup, yeast esters, banana, clove, apple.

Taste is smooth grain, banana, clove, sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel is sparkling as the name indicates but actually not too carbed. Drinkbility was good, I enjoyed this. Yeasty flavor can be a little overwhelming at times, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 18:05:03 | More by jampics2
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Bell's Sparkling Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.